Date: 19 August 2009
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Type of event: terrorism
Multiple bombs explode near government buildings in Baghdad, Iraq. Vehicle bombs were detonated at the Foreign Ministry building and the Finance Ministry building, killing 65 and 28 people, respectively. A bombing at the Health Ministry killed 8. Over 500 people were injured altogether. The attacks were claimed on 24 August by the Islamic State of Iraq group.
Consequences: 102 killed, 568 injured
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